NMT July 4th Celebration Will Be All Online – Except for The Fireworks Show
June 9, 2020
SOCORRO, N.M. – New Mexico Tech is moving forward with both the Fourth of July concert series and fireworks display this year, albeit with a number of significant changes in place to comply with Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s COVID-19 related executive orders.
The pandemic has not stopped the music in Socorro: It’s happening online. Like any meeting or social occasion that has not been canceled, musicians are going virtual to connect with their fans.
The traditional selection of local live music acts will perform via streaming webcast. In order to ensure everyone can see the fireworks display while practicing proper social distancing in accordance with New Mexico’s COVID-19 guidelines, the fireworks display is taking place near the top of M Mountain.
This allows the Socorro community to see the fireworks from all over the valley. While a number of our community usually watches the display from the New Mexico Tech Golf Course, please note: the course will not be available for spectators this year. The roads leading to the golf course will be restricted and patrolled. To be clear -- in order to protect the health and wellbeing of the Socorro community, NMT's main campus is closed for the fireworks display.
The annual Fourth of July outdoor celebration at Macey Center has been canceled, but we will still be able to enjoy a full spectrum of music.
“We have had to make some significant adjustments this year,” Performing Arts Series presenter Ronna Kalish said. “But we will still have great music available online. And everyone in Socorro can enjoy our great fireworks show from the comfort of their backyards.”
The concerts are being live-streamed with professional lights and sound, and they are also recorded to form "Socorro's Social Distance July 4th Celebration Concert" with all your local favorites.
Live streamed concerts will be Sundays at 4 p.m. and accessible through the following links:
The Murillos (Spanish), May 31
Doug Figgs Trio (Cowboy-Country), June 7;
Rob Lopez and the Infidels (Rock), June 14;
Mine Country Drifters (Roots Americana), June 21; and
Suavecito (Spanish, Variety), June 28.
All of the acts’ performances will be rebroadcast online July 4th.
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